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PBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
for the future. >>> myanmar's opposition leader aung san suu kyi has called on india to support her country as it moves towards democracy. aung san suu kyi made the call in new delhi, india, on wednesday where she's visiting for the first time in 25 years. she asked india to support the people of myanmar as they continue to strive toward their goal of creating a democratic state. >> as long as our peoples remain bound in understanding and mutual respect, the friendship between our two countries will last far into the future. >> in a speech she cited her own close relationship with india, referring to the period when she lived there. at that time her mother was serving as then burma's ambassador to india. ahead of the lecture she exchanged views with india's prime minister singh about the process of bringing democracy to myanmar. >>> afghanistan produces more than 80% of opium circulating around the world and trade in the drug threatens to destabilize the entire region. politicians from several nations have been meeting in the pakistani capital islamabad to discuss ways to tackle the problem
KCSMMHZ
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
is visiting india for the first time in 40 years. talks with the indian prime minister who has offered his backing to the democratization process under way in myanmar. this visit has special significance because india is a neighbor of myanmar and its economy is booming. it's also an emotional return to a country where she lived in the 1960s when her mother was ambassador. the nobel laureate has made several trips to india, europe and the united states. the visit to myanmar in may was the first by an incumbent prime minister of india in 25 years. india has lagged behind china when it comes to forging ties with myanmar, but. afghanistan produces more than 80% of opium circulated around the world but trade in the truck threatens to destabilize the entire region. politicians from several nations have been meeting in the pakistani capital in islamabad. >> cabinet nebs in 11 nearby countries attended the conference that ended on tuesday. opium used in afghanistan is smuggled into pakistan and several asian nations. the united nations office on drugs and crime says 5,800 tons of opium was made fr
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:30pm EST
have the editorial director of india today, and a very big star blasters program, i enjoyed our encounter last year and expects similar feistiness, m.j. akbar. finally, we have paul madison, who is commander of the navy. thank you for joining us. when i was thinking about the title today and thinking about our panel, it occurred to me and i went online to find a chinese event is being held right now. there are no canadians, japanese, americans, on this panel. we don't have any chinese today, but we should have a lot of fun discussing strategy in asia pacific region with china, but i also want to acknowledge that that voice may not be with us today, but that could be giving us room to run. i went to china and visited with the ministry of foreign affairs and i met with their director and the finally said i cannot understand what the grand strategy is. this was about 2004. and i said, what is your grand strategy? and it was how to keep you guys distracted. [laughter] that seems to be shifting. one of the very interesting things, i know this is not a u.s. panel, but just two days ag
WHUT
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
india. a wide variety of items that people decorate their homes with, you'll find people wearing new and colorful clothes over the five day festivities. it's also considered a good time to buy cars, homes and jewelry. that's because it's a festival honoring the god es of wealth, lakshima. it's tradition to offer prayers, and that's what's happening here in our office. it's considered a particularly nice spirit, so even though it is a national holiday, stock markets are open for trading. but it is at nighttime when india's streets really come alive with the festivities. homes and shops are lit up with hundreds of lights and fire crackers are burst as families come together to celebrate one of india's biggest festivals. >> and to all of you celebrating, happy duvali. and the pentagon has said the top american commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is to be put under investigation. now general allen who denies any wrong doing is to be investig are being described as alleged inappropriate communications with one of the two women at the heart of the scandal that led to mr. petraeus
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
right now. we have strengthened our ties with india. the indian prime minister paying a visit to washington in 2009 was the official state visit. we have the strategic dialogue with india. we see india as a partner for the 21st century and welcome their effort to look east and play a larger role in asia, including the indian ocean. at the same time, we of help realize indonesia's potential as a global partner. there is an excellent relationship between the prime minister and the president. it has been a terrific partnership. third line of the effort, promoting regional cooperation, peaceful resolution of disputes and adherence to human-rights and international law. at a global level, the president strongly supported making the g-20 in the international forum for economic cooperation. this brought a into global economic decision making. -- asia into global economic decision making. president obama became the first u.s. president to join the east asia summit last year in bali. he will participate again this coming week in cambodia. this stress is a critically important aspect of
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
, present-day india, the ching dynasty, temporary china, and the tokugawa shogunate in japan. each of these fears had its own way of governing on its own cultural and political approach to commerce, and order. if you fast-forward about 100, 120 years to the 19th century, the world changed dramatically. power had shifted from the west and the south to the north. and by 1815, the end of the napoleonic wars, europe had pulled ahead of the rest of the world. and the industrial revolution and the development of the steam engine and the development of steel and battleships, and the telegraph and underground, the underwater submarine cable enabled europe, not just to be the most powerful place in the world, but to extend its reach globally. and by the end of the 19th century, europe had either colonized or had already de- colonized 90% of the world landmass. and we have been living in the world since 1815 dominated by the west. economically, politically and ideologically. first it was europe, then europe handed over the baton to the united states after pearl harbor, and roughly 1815 until
CNN
Nov 25, 2012 10:00am PST
there are good guys and bad guys, but there are guys the pakistans supports, the guys that india has supported, the russia has intended -- >> india is a big player here, fareed. because if you look through indian history from the guptas to the mull rans, the moguls, the dynasty, others, what you see is for many periods of indian history or subcontinent history, the same empire that controlled the northern third of india also controlled most of pakistan and half of afghanistan, so afghanistan is not foreign to india. it's part of the sub continental conflict system. so we can leave afghanistan, the u.s. can. but india, you will always have deep equities there and if we desert afghan precipitously, you might see india moving closer diplomatically to russia in order to contain things there, in order to make sure afghanistan does not become just a radical islamic extension of pakistani isi control. >> so we are on track in the united states to withdraw from afghanistan over the next two years. tell us what -- what emerges as we withdraw. >> what emerges is that iran will have much greater influenc
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
of his war policy, it would not reach those people. in annual growth in india of 1%. indians understand what this order was all about. they wanted the confusion of independence. from may, 1947 is important because it is the modern 1776. america is the oldest country of the modern world. the american constitution provided us with the template for classless democracy. it was not achieved immediately, but it was the template. india is important in 1947 because india is the oldest nation of the post-colonial world. the indian constitution creates an ideological template for democracy. with the emergence of india, china had a different template. very interesting, we see these comparisons, two parties, congress and the chinese communist party, became the dominant force in the post independents space. both had to be discriminated because both came from economically driven needs. the chinese offered autocratic left. but had karimov -- charismatic leaders. long story short,ke i i'm waiting for the short part. >> just a little bit longer. both had charismatic leaders, but i [indiscernible] but re
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 9:45pm EST
called oval challenges. so just one is a gentleman who is an optometrist in southern india and in the late 1970s he retired and ss retirement project he was about 57 and wanted to descend before his community. and so he decided he was going to try to address the problem of needless blindness due to cataracts. in the united states as an outpatient operation. you don't have people blind due to cataracts. and the rest of the world there's a hundred million people blind due to cataracts. so this is not a was no wanted to address. so we started the clinic in his home in yet another benson family members hope to make up this thing off the ground. forward not just one or two or three great ideas, but hundreds of innovations. tenacity of an entire community, global team of people, one of the folks who contributed to the eradication of smallpox. david greene. all these people built together to build the hospital and to this day, the hospital has secured 3 million people of blindness. i do imagine the entire washington metro area of about 3 million people. imagine all those people bl
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. people in southern regions of india are dealing with heavy rain. mayo show gee joins us with the latest. >> this is due to the influence of the cyclonic storm which has made landfall. let me show you a video coming up from these regions. wednesday evening it made landfall and reported a maximum wind speed of 75 alcohol tears per hour err you can see those trs really swaying. the good news is that there's no significant damage that has been reported related from this storm system. but schools and colleges will be closed in the surrounding areas throughout your thursday. if we can pull back i can show you this storm will be moving inland as a deep depression. it has downgraded already. but the rainfall accumulation is going to be some staggering amounts the next few days, probab about 200 millimers on top what was we have aea be seeingn and around this area, more than 100 millimeterth in the past 24 hours has been falling. so the ground is very, very loose. any kind of additional rain fall could trigger flash flooding and further landslides across east regions. the wind, gale force winds,
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
to india and that have to do with a sequence of events that will take place after 2014 when the american focus once again as steve mentioned when the american focus becomes somewhat less the relationship through the counterterrorism and opens the door for the more creative ways of business, academic, a media that have really suffered in the last ten years. so i guess i come out to your question answering that i'm cautiously optimistic if we can keep things on the rail which you know what will happen over the last ten years isn't an easy thing and it's like rolling down the side do would be and you don't know how for the region goes so keeping things on track it isn't easy to keep things on track in pakistan because of the way that it's mismanaged and because of the difficulties in the relationship, but if we are able to do so i think after 2014, there will be a prospect that we could open up to new kinds of cooperation if we are not slaves to a bilateral mission that is based on this trust but if we focus on the multilateral and the regional issues that will ultimately lead to economic g
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
and look at the issues that have to do with pakistan's relationship to india the issues that have to do with the sequence of events that will take place after 2014 when the american focus once again as steve mentioned, when the american focus become somewhat less on our relationship to counterterrorism and opens the door for more creative ways of business, academic, media and other links with pakistan that has suffered in last 10 years because of our focus. i guess i come out out of your question answering that i'm cautiously optimistic that there were two things on the rails which if you know what happened over the last two years is not an easy thing. it was kind of like rolling down the side of the -- with rocks and cactus is is an you don't know how far the ripping go so when i see these keeping things on track it's not easy to keep things on track and pakistan is the way it is mismanaged and the difficulties in our relationship but if we are able to do so after 2014 there will be a prospect that we can open up to new kinds of cooperation if we are not slaves to a bilateral vision ba
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 1:00am EST
interested in how you describe the evolving relationship with india and china. what do you see as the qualitative differences between india and china? you described india as a strategic partnership. china is something else. there is more of an element of competition when you describe the relationship with china. this is nothing like that when you describe the relationship with india. is it too much for us in southeast asia to expect that one day there will be a strategic partnership between the u.s. and china? >> thank you. the relationship with india is rooted in history and it is rooted in a shared system of democracy. it is a unique relationship that we are building out. it has different aspects to it. their relationship with china is more complex. we are trying to build a relationship that is important to both nations in the world between two systems that are very different. working that through it is one of the great challenges we have. we are trying to build a relationship between the u.s. and china where there are elements of competition. we are trying to build a relatio
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
-- [indiscernible] >> with respect to india, he believes india is a very important player. he had very productive discussions. india plays a very important role and we look to deepen our relationship with the government of india. deputy secretary carter's efforts to look at streamlining sales between the two countries. india is a key player in the region than we look forward to build a stronger defense relationship. >> is he looking to reduce the bureaucratic hurdles between india and the u.s.? has this been going on for three or four months on that issue? >> he has been active and engaged on this issue. i do not know a specific report, but i will assure you he is working this matter very hard. let me get to louis. >> he recently had been shopping with a number of countries like australia or france, canada. since the u.s.-india deal had not gone through and indians are still waiting to get their energy, my question is, the secretary is pushing for this p.o., and we are in the second term also? >> which specific deal? >> the nuclear deal. >> we are looking at the entire u.s.-india and defense rela
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
test operations next month at 80ss extraction facility in southern india. exports will begin next year. that's all for business news this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>> it's two against one in south korea's upcoming election. now they're putting their plans into place. representatives hopeful met with supporters of independent candidate. they began crafting a common platform. they will select a candidate. now recent opinion polls suggest that opposition candidates must join forces to upset the ruling party candidate. she said disputed islands in the sea of japan's are southern territory and not the subject of any negotiations. japan claims the islands control them. she was positive toward the idea of a free trade agreement toward japan. negotiations have been suspended since 2004. >> translator: japan is an important friend of south korea. a free trade agreement would help increase economic cooperation between the two countries. >> park had previously referred to north korea and stressed her country would not tolerate provocations such as nuclear missile
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
's relationship to india, the sequence of events that take place after 2014 when the americans focus, again, as steve mentioned, when the american focus becomes somewhat less on the relationship through counterterrorism and opens the door for more creative ways of business, academic, media, other links with pakistan that really suffered in the last ten years because of the focus on ct. i guess i come out to the question answering that i'm cautiously optimistic if we keep it on the rails, which if you know what happened over two years, it's not an easy thing, but like rolling down the side of a are vein, and you don't know how far the ravine goes. when i say "keeping things on track," it's not easy to keep things on track in pakistan because of the way it's mismanaged, because of the difficulties in the relationship, but if we are able to do so, i think after 2014, there will be a prospect to open up to new kinds of cooperation if we are not slaves to a bilateral vision that's based on this trust, but if we focus on the multilateral and regional issues leading to economic growth, relations w
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
's relations with india, the issues that have to do with the sequence of events that will take place after 2014 when the american focus once again as steve mentioned, when the american focus becomes somewhat less a relationship through counterterrorism and opens the door for more creative ways of business, academic, media, other links with pakistan that have really suffered in the last 10 years because of our focus on ct pics i guess i come up to your question answering that i'm cautiously optimistic that if we can keep things on the risk in which if you know what happened over the last two years, it's not an easy thing, it was like rolling down the side of her routine with rocks and cactus is and you don't know how far the routine goes. so goes. so what is a keeping things on track, it is not easy to get things on track, pakistan. because of the way it's mismanaged, because of the difficulties in our relationship. but if we're able to do so i think after 2014 there would be a prospect that we can open up the new kind of cooperation, if we are not slaves to a bilateral vision, based on mistrust
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
. and if we don't -- india and china. and if we don't have a diversity visa, a higher percentage of the. grants will be from mexico, india, and china. that's ok, it's not the end of the world but there is value in having immigrants from across the world. there is value in having ukrainians come to this country. there is value in having ethiopians. there is value in people having diverse social backgrounds and ethnic backgrounds coming to this country to facilitate acclimation to this country. so i think that it was well thought out having the concept whereby people who don't happen to be from mexico, india, or china, or the other main countries, have a way of getting here. it's a good program. so, too, having a stem visa program is absolutely critical call. it's important to our country to make sure we retain the talent we attract to our universitys and nothing is more frustrating to me as an american and many of our stites and i talk about it frequently back home, representing both of our major state universitys in colorado, as well as private universitys in my district as well, that h
KCSMMHZ
Nov 12, 2012 2:30pm PST
. it is a different story in china, india, and the middle east were declines will move sharply over the next decade. the international agency -- energy agency believes many will be shipped to asia in the future radically changing the map of global energy flows. >> and no major plunge for the dax today. we on this report from the frankfurt stock exchange on what is moving today. >> to 0.7%, the german stock index, lost in the previous week, so maybe it is already good news that it did not inevitably plunged further on the first trading day of this week. political issues like greece, the fiscal cliff in the united states, keeping investors anxious and earnings season is about to come to an end in germany. so far, very few managed to surprise with their earnings and many doubt whether the outlooks coming in will manage to change the trend. >> let's have a closer look at some of the market numbers. the dax ending just slightly up at 7168. eurostoxx 50 down. the dow jones up a bit to 12.835. the euro is trading at $1.2710. >> we seem to be having some technical difficulties. let's turn to some japanese
KCSMMHZ
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
towards the north. but around bangladesh and eastern india, going into the early part of next week, you'll be wanting to watch this. there will be some heavy rainfall coming out of it. as far as temperatures, though, hong kong with a high of 22 on your saturday, chongqing at 20, minus 6 in ulan bator, and over here towards tokyo, getting down to 15. but once again, going into sunday, even monday, it is going to be getting much chillier than that, highs only around 10 degrees. over towards the americas, high pressure is dominating. what that means, big capping dome here of clear skies is on tap. some cool temperatures, but it's going to be fairly nic here going through your weekend. across the west coast, though, not so much the case. we have a few pacific storm systems pushing onshore here bringing with it some heavy rainfall, reducing visibilities out across the areas. if you're flying out of vancouver, seattle, even san francisco, check your flights out ahead of time. they could be delayed or canceled. then farther inland, skiers are going to be happy. some heavy snow will be falling
PBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm PST
its way off here towards the north. but around bangladesh and eastern india, going into the early part of next week, you'll be wanting to watch this. going to be some heavy rainfall coming out of it. as far as temperatures, though, hong kong with a high of 22 on your saturday, chongqing at 20, minus 6 in ulan bator, and over here towards tokyo, getting down to 15. but once again, going into sunday, even monday, it is going to be getting much chillier than that, highs only going to be around 10 degrees. over towards the americas, high pressure is dominating. what that means, big capping dome here of clear skies is on tap. some cool temperatures, but it's going to be fairly nice here going through your weekend. across the west coast, though, not so much the case. we have a few pacific storm systems pushing onshore here bringing with it some heavy rainfall, reducing visibilities out across the areas. if you're flying out of vancouver, seattle, even san francisco, check your flights out ahead of time. they could be delayed or canceled. and then farther inland, skiers are going to be happy.
KICU
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
by humans. you notice that especially in the eastern u.s., europe and most notably india and other parts of asia. >> it feels one world. you know, we're all in one world. there really are no problems. look at how interconnected we are. >> can't we all get along? we all share the same dust. that's my birthday. that's what was going on on my birthday, march 20th. >> you were sniffing those aerosols. >> i was over in pennsylvania getting covered in those aerosols. >>> it's gorillas versus a kitten. >> the kitten is cornered by the gorillas. >> okay, this is weird. >> see what the gorillas do with the strange visitor. >> oh, my god! >> until it outsmarts them. >>> and it's called a tail whip, but the tail whip this dude pulls off is -- >> so extreme, he's backwards and then whips it back around. >> so impressive, you'll be >>> we're all familiar with motor homes. but have you ever heard of the boater home? the boater home. you got one of these, your the coolest guy on the boat ramp. check out that extended long van, backing into the water on the boat ramp. it just looks to me like a limo van
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
broken into, and that the thieves just tossed it aside. the owner was eventually traced to india. >>> following in the footsteps of online retailers, this postal service will be texting out same-day delivery this holiday season. the united states postal service will begin offering the service in san francisco. >>> an incredible gift. how one man is giving thanks for the past by investing in the future. >>> pretty amazing. it feels good to give back. >> spending his own money to help those in need. how one man spreads the spirit of thanksgiving with peanut butter and jelly. the bay area rescue missionn ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a hot meal to 2- thousand pe a day this week. it also gave away 12-hundred turkeys >>> the bay area rescue mission in richmond provided a hot meal to 2,000 people a day this week. they also gave away 1200 turkeys to people in need in that neighborhood. the mission started out two weeks ago with only 37 turkeys. until the donations came pouring in and provided the rest of the food for this generous giveaway. >>> tens of thousands of u.s. troops found ways to cele
FOX Business
Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
is cheaper than the s&p 500 and if you look at a place like india, that is investors dream. the median age over 25 compared to 37, 38 for the u.s. growth rate coming in around 7% over there, the emerging middle class going from 100 million to 600 million by 2025. just investing in $2 billion in united spirits, that is a consumer you want to tap into, plenty of opportunity for long-term growth, much cheaper multiple than what you are finding on the shore. david: ticker symbols, epi, and china broad-based. it is great to see you. very good advice, thank you very much. >> thank you both. sandra: would have a top strategist that says the gold craze is on the way and the best way to play it is not by buying gold itself. a different strategy. david: an increase in tax rates next year prompting some private companies to call it quits to sell out. says he took his chips off the table before the tax hike hits. sandra: and on one in oceanside community devastated with thousands still without power and a place to live. we are live on scene. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether
WHUT
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
business practices in china, india, and brazil. the news comes as hundreds of walmart workers walked off the job this week to protest low wages, poor benefits, and alleged retaliation from management. workers a promise to wait -- a wave of strikes and protests next week, culminating in a mass of their action on black friday. the spanish government has approved a two-year suspension of evictions for some of the neediest homeowners unable to pay their mortgages amidst an economic crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands lose their homes. spain's mortgage crisis was thrown into the spotlight after two recent eviction-related suicide. spain's finance minister outlined the changes thursday. the changes came after growing mass movement pressured the government to act. activists said thursday's reforms still fail to address the issue that spain's homeowners remain saddled with debt even after they lose their homes. and ireland, thousands have taken to the streets in protest following the death of a woman who was denied access to abortion. savita halappanavar had begged doctors for an abortion
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
of india. that part of it i love as well. so it's about family. it's about friends. it's a festival of lights and i thank you for being here today. >> thank you for having me. >> this is going to be our breakfast for channel 9 this morning. >> let's t. >> dr. jay varma, thank you so much. happy diwali, everybody. >> spinach, that's my thing. i love the spinach and butter chicken. howard, you get to it so we can go get some. >>> the bus stop forecast, bundle up. you might want something hot physically and also maybe a little spicy. temperatures this morning are down in the 40s. windchills in the 30s. we've got plenty of showers still out there for the next few hours but the showers will pull away here a little later this morning. sunshine returns also, especially this afternoon. we'll make a return toward the low 50s. breaking down the day planner, 9:00 a.m. still some showers around. 45. but they're going to are more sporadic than they are now. 49 at noon. we'll see sun west, clouds east. we'll sort of be in the middle here in d.c. by 3:00 i think mostly sunny and 50 degrees with a
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
bilateral security and partnerships, and on the accumulations with the big states in asia, like china, india, indonesia. so the challenges are enormous. frankly, the strong leadership from the white house, secretary clinton. we've been able to do a lot, and i think build on some remarkable achievements of the previous administration, including opening to india. i would say so those are the opportunities. ironically for me the biggest challenges are the personal ones. i had a wife was also a senior administration official, and we have young children. and trying to balance figuring out how to be in certain places when you've got pressing either international or domestic kind of family business is remarkably difficult to there's a let down when you're not there for certain things, or the embarrassment when you're diplomatic interlocutor on the phone here's your daughter screaming at the top of her lungs as your trying to negotiate some aspect of an agreement. so i would say, victor, with -- i'm not the one screaming. it's my daughter. [laughter] although it has happened the other way around. so
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
report sha, guys. back to you. >>> a fireworks factory up in flames in india. how the illegal operation was actually allowed to go into business steps away from a police station just ahead. >>> plus braving the chill and waiting for rescue. why searchers who spotted a pair of stranded snowboarders still haven't been able to get them down from a mountain top. we'll have that just ahead. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> we continue to follow breaking news for you in daly city this morning. now that the sun is up, you can see a better look of the flooding that happened near hillsdale park and luzanne drive this morning. they seem to have gotten it in control now but the damage is already done as we take a live look at the mountaintop where the w
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
and they're selling their products all over the world. they're familiar with china and with india and brazil. >> rose: you went yr home town. >> talking about tom brokaw we went to the same restaurant in minneapolis. on the one hand i found really the same kind of excitement that tom found. a lot of people, young people doing great innovation and start-ups in the minneapolis area much here's what i also found, charlie. i spent a day or an afternoon with three minnesota entrepreneurs to talk to them about their skill gap in the countries. it was an incredibly revealing conversation, i'll just share one slice of it. there was a woman, she and h sier inherited a steel plating company from their father in tracy, minnesota. a year ago they got a contract for army humvees, soothing steel plating on humvee is. they had to hire a dozen welders, a dozen welders. and they couldn't find 12 people who could do this welding. why was that. we think of welding, you put a task on, you have a torch. she said welding is a stem job. it is a science d technology job. you have to understand metallur
PBS
Nov 7, 2012 12:00am PST
over the world. they're as familiar with china and india and brazil as they are with the town next door. >> rose: tom friedman, you went back to minnesota, your hometown. >> well, charlie, found two things just to pick up on tom brokaw and we both grew up in eating in the same restaurant in m.p. (laughter) on the one hand i found the same kind of excitement tom found. a lot of people, young people doing great innovation and startups in the m.p. area. but here's what i also found, charlie, i spent a day or an afternoon with three minnesota entrepreneurs to talk to them about the skills gap in the country. and it was an incredible conversation, i'll share one slice of it. there was a woman, she and her sister inherited a steel plating company from their father in tracey, minnesota. and a year or two ago they got a contract for arming humvees. putting steel plating on humvees and they went out to find-- had to hire a dozen welders, a dozen welders. and they couldn't find 12 people who could do this welding. she explained welding today is a stem job. it's a science and technology job. you h
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